Biography - June 2010 The Birthday Massacre is from Toronto, Canada. Combining their interests in various musical and artistic styles, the band has successfully accumulated an impressive international fan base, press accolades, and defied categorization with their unique sound and visuals.
The band was formed in 1999 and independently produced and recorded their first two albums, Nothing and Nowhere and Violet. Through both of these high-demand releases, as well as their highly acclaimed and beautifully atmospheric website, the band obtained a large and loyal fan base throughout the world. Due to their independent success, in 2005 they were approached by European record label Repo Records (followed shortly by Metropolis Records in North America) and the band began its steady climb to reaching a much wider audience with the 2007 release of the acclaimed and wildly popular Walking With Strangers.
A captivating hybrid of 80's electronica and aggressive guitars, curiously fused with a dark cinematic quality of melodic progressions, The Birthday Massacre's soundscapes have continually captivated audiences, earned millions of social media hits, and placed them inside and on the covers of numerous magazines.
In the last few years, the band has been performing internationally, traveling extensively across Canada, the United States, Mexico, Australia, the U.K. and Europe. They have become renowned for their high-energy live performances, drawing large, mixed crowds through their appeal to fans of a surprisingly wide range of genres. The intensity of their live shows was captured on film in late 2007 in Hamburg, Germany and this footage was assembled to make their live CD and DVD, "Show And Tell". Equally comfortable playing intimate venues as they are on a festival stage, the band's highly-praised performances will continue into the next year as they continue touring.
Currently on tour with OTEP, the band has just completed work on their fourth full-length album, the release of which will coincide with another USA and U.K. tour in the fall. "Pins and Needles" will be released Sept.14th 2010.